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The Great Wenchuan Earthquake of 2008: A Photographic Atlas of Surface Rupture and Related Disaster


By: Aiming Lin and Zhikun Ren

120 pages, 121 col illus


Hardback | Jan 2010 | #184706 | ISBN-13: 9783642037580
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This book focuses on the main deformation characteristics of co-seismic surface rupture, including rupture length and slip distribution caused by the Wenchuan Earthquake. It contains photographs obtained during the field investigation carried out immediately after the quake.


Tectonic Setting of the Wenchuan Earthquake.- Outline of Earthquake and Focal Mechanisms.- Outline of Co-seismic Surface Rupture.- Deformation Characteristics of Co-seismic Surface Rupture.- Relationship Between Surface Rupture and Pre-existing Active Faults.- Relationship Between Surface Rupture and Damage to Infrastructure.- Co-seismic Landsliding and Liquefaction.- Earthquake Disaster.- Relief Operations.

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